‘Mythbusters’ Cannonball Stunt Goes Awry

This is just amazing: A “Mythbusters” stunt went awry on Tuesday, after the television show’s stunt crew fired a homemade cannon at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department bomb disposal range. The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

The cantaloupe-sized cannonball missed the water, tore through a cinder-block wall, skipped off a hillside and flew some 700 yards east, right into the Tassajara Creek neighborhood, where children were returning home from school at 4:15 p.m., authorities said.

There, the 6-inch projectile bounced in front of a home on quiet Cassata Place, ripped through the front door, raced up the stairs and blasted through a bedroom, where a man, woman and child slept through it all – only awakening because of plaster dust.

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